Recycled Timber – Recycle Bins

Published 17 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Leah Barrett
CategoriesRe-use Recycle
The Broadway is dedicated to reducing waste on site and encourage recycling where possible. Our logistics team have created recycling bins made from off cuts of timber, which saves on cost of purchasing bins and reduces the use of plastic bins on the project. The recycled timber is taken from used pallets on site.

The Broadway Book Club 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 24 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Leah Barrett
CategoriesRecreation Rest
On The Broadway, project we have decided to set up a book club to encourage social engagement. Reading increases the blood flow and improves connectivity in the brain, which we believe is a good way for those on the construction site to switch off from work. Every month a new book is introduced, with a discussion at the end of...

Cold Weather Shelter Outreach Programme

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Andrea Buckle
CategoriesCharities/organisations Goodwill Operative behaviour Residents Sensitivity to neighbours
The 80 Charlotte Street Project Team have collaborated with a new community group. The American International Church located on the boundary of the project on Tottenham Court Road hosted the Wednesday evening shelter for the C4WS’s cold weather shelter. As part of this commitment, one night per week the church hosts up to 20 guests overnight who are currently homeless...

80 Charlotte Street Project Building Social Impact in Fitzrovia

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Andrea Buckle
CategoriesGoodwill Labour Residents
The 80 Charlotte Street Project team have built a good relationship with the London Jesus Centre (LJC) this year. In the past three months, we have collaborated with the LJC through making food donations and undertaking two separate maintenance jobs at the Centre, which is local to the site. During the week commencing April 8th, Multiplex made the arrangements for...

The Broadway walking and running groups 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Worker fatigue
On the Broadway project we have set up a weekly walking group as well as a weekly running group to boost positive mental health. The group has been open to all office staff and construction staff and comes with a great initiative of receiving a water bottle following 5 group walks or a t-shirt following 5 running sessions. We know...

Avoiding Nuisance Through a Steel Plate Shear Wall System and Steel Truss System

Published 29 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesNoise Residents Sensitivity to neighbours
At Marble Arch Place, Multiplex is building an 18 storey tower, a seven storey building and a five storey basement. As top-down construction is being used, temporary reinforcement is required to support the core and slabs above the basement before permanent support structures can be constructed. Initially, Multiplex was going to install 250mm and 400mm thick, heavily reinforced temporary, double...

Laser scanning to reduce over-digging and the impacts of unnecessary truck movements

Published 29 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesAir quality Noise Obstruction Sustainable solutions
At Marble Arch Place, Multiplex is digging a five storey basement, which will result in a large number of ‘muckaway’ trucks being required to remove the soil and clay required. Whilst laser scanning is now commonly used on sites, there are few companies that have used it extensively in basement digging. Multiplex used this extremely precise technique to avoid removing...

Used Coffee Grounds Fuel Logs

Published 29 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesAir quality Carbon offsetting Minimised fuel use Re-use Recycle Reduce Sustainable solutions
The UK produces 500,000 tonnes of coffee grounds per year. At Marble Arch Place, Multiplex is working with ‘Bio-Bean’ to produce clean fuel from used coffee grounds. The site’s busy office and canteen produces about 30 litres of grounds a week in special collection bins, which are then picked up on a weekly basis. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions by...

Neighbouring Communication Network

Published 25 February 2019 | No comments
Written by Neethu Roy
CategoriesBoundary security Camera Property security Sensitivity to neighbours Site security
Frankton Group Security have now established a communication network to support each other with shared intelligence, which was previously limited to the nearby hotels. This is particularly effective in the area as most of the buildings have shared connected roof tops. The network has now expanded to all nearby hotels, private residences and construction projects. The communication network was set...

Multiplex joins Unite Period Dignity Campaign 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 18 February 2019 | No comments
Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCharities/organisations Equality Separate facilities
The Multiplex University of Glasgow Campus Development is the first site in the UK to sign up to Unite’s period dignity campaign. This is in efforts to improve the facilities for female workers following an industry survey of welfare facilities in the industry. Caron Dunlop, Head of Community Engagement said: “Multiplex is committed to providing great workplaces and spaces for...

Celebrating Diversity by Celebrating Nationalities

Published 4 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesCanteen Cultural needs Diversity Inclusion
At 48 Carey Street, Multiplex decided to demonstrate its commitment to respecting diversity by celebrating the national days of the home countries of everyone working on site. On that day, their country’s flag is flown in the canteen, and traditional food from that country is prepared. ‘Inclusion’ posters have been posted around the site, proudly displaying the site team that...

One step hop-up platform with guardrail

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesInitiatives Injuries MIU
On the Royal Albert Dock project for Multiplex, we have introduced the one step hop-up platform with guardrail. We brought the use of these onto our project as general hop-ups with no guardrail do not comply with the working at height regulations, yet many operatives were not aware this. We found that many operatives believed the distance of falling from hop-ups...

HIAB Check Sheet

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesProtected and controlled access
On the Royal Albert Dock project for Multiplex, we have introduced a HIAB check sheet for the safe operation of HIAB vehicles prior to their use on the project. The checklist contains a number of requirements that must be met. Contractors’ supervision along with a Multiplex appointed person undertake checks, and where vehicles or drivers do not comply with any...

Electronic Screw Jacking System

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
At the Principal Place Residential project, Multiplex and superstructure subcontractor Careys, introduced an electronic screw jacking system for its jump form rig. This is the first time that this has been used in Europe. These are safer, more accurate and more environmentally friendly than the standard alternative which uses hydraulic fluid. Hydraulic fluid disposal or leaks can be harmful; if...

University of Glasgow Health & Wellbeing Research Project

Published 23 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Universities
Multiplex has been working in partnership with the University of Glasgow to support academic research opportunities associated with the University of Glasgow Campus Development. Working with the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, we have developed a research project focused on the health of the construction workforce at the Campus Development project. Two undergraduate students, Gina...